is believed to have originated from the game
“Poona” that was played by English Army officers
stationed in India during the 17th century.
It was later brought to England in 1870’s when the
Duke of Beaufort held a lawn party in his country
It was only in 1992 Barcelona Olympics when the
game became an Olympic sport with singles and
Games are held inside the gym to avoid the effect of
air in the flight of the shuttle.
The game requires the skills in service,
strokes in hitting the shuttle such as smash,
drop, lob or clear, and the power of the leg in
The game is played by either singles, doubles
and mixed doubles. A game is won when a
player/s reach a score of 21 points . In case of
a deuce (20-all), one has to gain a two-point
advantage over the other. But in case of a 29-
all score, the first to reach 30 will win the set.
A match is won by winning two out of three
The beginning of volleyball can be traced from
the ingenuity of William J. Morgan in 1895 at
Initially, the game was called “mintonette” but
in its first exhibition game demonstration , Alfred
Halstead suggested the name “Volley Ball” due
to the volleying characteristic of the game.
In 1910, the game was brought to the
Philippines by Elwood S. Brown.
The Filipinos are credited in the changes of the
game with the addition of the skill called “spike
In 1964, volleyball had its first summer
Olympics exposure as a medal sport.
Volleyball is a team sports with six players in
each side of the court.
The object of the game is to send the ball
over the net and avoid it from grounding into
your own court.
Scoring follows a rally point system.
A game is won in a two out of three sets.
A set is won by reaching a score of 25. In
case of a deuce, a team should have a two-
point advantage over the other.
Players need skills like service, volleying,
setting, spiking, and blocking to enjoy much of
the game and gain its fitness benefits.
Benefits of Sports
Badminton and Volleyball are good recreation
activities that involve the physical dimension.
Physical Dimension - It enhances the metabolism of
the body which in turn is a factor in losing weight.
Participation in both badminton and volleyball
helps you to manage your weight appropriate for
your age and height.
However, religious indulgence in the two games
can lead you to attaining our desired weight by
losing extra fat deposits.
This can be achieved better when combined with
Benefits of Sports
Aside from the physical dimension, the games
also has claims on affecting the different
dimensions of health of a person.
Emotional Dimension - When players control their
feelings during the games. Since a sport is fun, the
emotional well-being is improved.
Intellectual Dimension – involves when playing
with strategies and tactics. Thinking of ways on
where to direct the shuttle and the ball gives you
an advantage of winning and enjoying the game.
Social Dimension – is seen when players build
good relationships. Trusting your teammates
builds camaraderie and teamwork.
> is another indoor alternative recreation for those who enjoy the beat of rhythm and
- a fantastic and fun form of exercise that gradually raises the heart rate
- a very good cardio work out
- regular participation in dance activities tightens and tones muscle groups
- burns more calories
Zumba Fitness Dance
> is an alternative indoor recreational activity with fitness benefit claims.
> was accidentally discovered by Alberto “Beto” Perez, a celebrity fitness trainor of Colombia in
the mid 90’s.
> The birth of Zumba came about during one of his aerobic class, when he realized that he had
forgotten his aerobics music. Quickly, he grabbed whatever tape he has in his backpack. It so
happened that his tapes are those of latin music such as merengue and salsa. With his
improvisation skill, he was able to create an on-the-spot aerobics class using the non-traditional
music. That’s the birth of the dance fitness craze ZUMBA!
Benefits of Zumba
> It improves cardiovascular health
> it helps in losing weight
> It relieves stress
> it improves mood
> it tones the abdominals